Tales from the Trail

Does Obama’s healthcare victory point to future legislative strategy?

March 23, 2010

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When President Barack Obama signed healthcare reform into law today, was he also endorsing the preferred White House strategy for legislation to come?

Armey says “unreliable” Republicans are Tea Partiers’ only hope

March 15, 2010

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Dick Armey says the Tea Party movement is willing to back Republicans for office, but only if they agree to reform their sinful ways when it comes to fiscal dangers like the budget deficit and the federal debt.

Company dispenses with lobbyists and launches bid for Congressional seat

March 15, 2010

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Murray Hill is running for Congress to rid Washington of lobbyists and weak-kneed politicians once and for all. And there may be no better candidate, for Murray Hill is not a frail human being but a company.

Obama seeks to cast healthcare vote as test of courage

March 11, 2010

Do they have what it takes?

In a new twist, President Barack Obama is trying to turn the tough politics involved in the healthcare reform push into an argument for passing his top domestic priority. OBAMA/

Republican wants more Massa exposure but Democrat says it’s over

March 10, 2010

House Republican Eric Cantor thinks Congress should get to the bottom of Eric Massa’s bizarre tale of congressional nudity, satanic White House advisers, the groping of men (or not) and a congressional healthcare putsch by Democrats. But House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer says the case is over. 
 

Honored, humbled and a bit embarrassed, first lady consigns her gown to history

March 9, 2010

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Michelle Obama acknowledged having mixed feelings Tuesday as she consigned her 2009 Inaugural Ball gown to posterity and a glass case at the Smithsonian.

Democrat gets naked with Rahm Emanuel, labels him “son of devil’s spawn”

March 8, 2010

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Eric Massa knows all about awkward. The House Democrat, who leaves Congress today over a sexual harassment complaint by a male staffer, says he’s been up-close, personal and naked with White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel — all at the same time.

Karl Rove says families should be off limits in politics

March 8, 2010

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Karl Rove thinks the families of public figures should be off limits from the nasty, maligning, ad hominem attacks of election politics.

Obama bests Republicans on healthcare reform in public confidence poll

March 5, 2010

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Barack Obama appears to be winning the popularity contest over healthcare reform that’s been playing out in public since his White House summit on Feb. 25.

Palin shops reality show as RNC fear campaign stalks Obama

March 4, 2010

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Sarah Palin may be about to add another high-profile credential to her resume by taking TV viewers moose hunting in Alaska.